December 2010

How will suburban schools handle the new influx of immigrants?

In the next 20 years, the schools in need of the most help may not be the schools in inner cities like Newark or Detroit. Instead, they may be in far-flung suburbs and exurbs, where immigrants are flocking in increasing numbers, according to new projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. We’ve known for a while […]


Is China’s top performance on international tests really so shocking?

Should we really be surprised that China’s students ranked first in the world this week on the international standardized test known as PISA? Probably not. The test, administered every three years, is one of the main international assessments that give countries a sense of how their public school systems stack up against those in other […]


A chance at higher education for illegal immigrants

With the news that Congressional Republicans have quietly collected signatures on a pledge to vote down practically any Democrat-backed legislation that comes their way, it seems certain that the DREAM Act is once again headed for failure when the Senate votes on it, likely sometime in the next few days. The bill, which would give […]

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